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Saucer

Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Pennington & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted in black enamel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:789/C-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 8, shelf 5

Physical description

Saucer, of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed and over-painted in black enamel; decorated with a group of figures beside a monumental fountain, from a painting after Watteau; inside is a painted border of scallops and dots

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)

Date

ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

James Pennington & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, transfer-printed and over-painted in black enamel

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.1 cm

Object history note

Part of two tea bowls and saucers 414:789/ to C-1885 (Sch. I 787 to C). The figures and the monumental fountain are from a painting The Fountainafter Jean-Antoine Watteau (Wallace Collection No. P395) in The Wallace Collection, London, and of which an engraving was made by G. Scotin.
Acquired as Liverpool porcelain
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Wareham, London, for £2 10 shillings in February 1872

Descriptive line

Saucer, of soft-paste porcelain transfer-printed and over-painted in black enamel, made by James Pennington & Co., Liverpool, ca. 1760

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer-printed; Painted

Subjects depicted

Men; Women; Fountains

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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